Definition of cabaletta
1 : an operatic song in simple popular style characterized by a uniform rhythm
2 : the lively bravura concluding section of an extended aria or duet
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And Mr. Hymel dispatched with exciting fervor the brilliant cabaletta in Act IV when Arnold vows to avenge his father, killed by the Austrians, and rally the Swiss resistance, nailing all the high C’s.
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Origin and Etymology of cabaletta
First Known Use: 1842See Words from the same year
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